Discussion Week 8
General Instructions for Discussion
Create a new thread for each posting.
Refer to course material using proper Bluebook in-text citations.
Post responses here in public discussion forum.
Please put the following in the subject line: Discussion + your name
Address each classmate by name in your responses, and sign your name to each posting, please.
Responses should be in depth, comprehensive, and promote further discussion beyond merely
Discussion: Part 1 due Saturday, 11:59 pm ET; Part 2 due Tuesday, 11:59 pm ET
Background: You and the paralegal team have been working diligently on the Hastings case for eight
weeks. Attorney Chong wants you to reflect on this work and what you have learned the past eight weeks,
to self-evaluate your legal writing skills, and how you can continue to improve these legal writing skills in
Respond to each of the following in one paragraph.
a. What is the most significant thing you have learned in the past eight weeks about legal writing that you
can carry forward in the future and why?
b. There are many important ways to improve legal writing. In Overview, the brief article, “Legal Writing for
Paralegals: 3 Ways to Improve Your Writing”, suggests three ways to improve legal writing.
Which of the three tips for improving legal writing, do you think is perhaps most important for paralegals to
apply to their legal writing, and why?
c. For you personally, what is the most challenging aspect of legal writing, and why?
React to two colleagues’ comments.
Write in correct, complete sentences in paragraph format, unless instructed otherwise.
Use Arial or Times Roman, size 12 font